Today’s Critical Thought returns to Nintendo for a chat about how they transformed the company following Iwata being promoted to chairman in 2002. I talked about how the market was different, which led into different decisions by Iwata and Nintendo’s future. If there are other topics that you would like me to talk about regarding Nintendo, be sure to let me know in the comments.
Today’s Critical Thought is all about the biggest mistake from Nintendo and one of those “truth is stranger than fiction,” moments. Nintendo came really close to securing the Game Industry, but one decision would come back to haunt them forever. One correction: I said Square-Enix when I meant SquareSoft.
We’re focusing on Nintendo this week in honor of the Switch. For today’s Critical Thought, I’m talking about the time that Nintendo angered the entire game industry over their demands during the NES era. Nintendo has always had a trouble with third party development, and this is easily one of the biggest reasons why.
This week on the cast, Logan from Nintendo Wire joined me for our first official recording in 2017 to talk about Nintendo and what we think about the Switch.